The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Forward Air Head Syndrome - Doing Sets and Reps and Missing The Point of the Exercise

    After the article Help Yourself last Monday, I received many notes from readers. Almost a dozen the first few hours. Notes saying that that once they understood how my method changes "doing" exercises into stopping causes of injury, they tried to ...

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  • Aren't You Supposed To Stick Your Behind Out to Sit Down or Do Squats?

    A commonly repeated phrase in fitness training and programs is "neutral spine" and "tuck the tail" for healthier lower spine posture. Many people know this, repeat this, teach this, write articles about it, then jut their hip too far out in back a...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds from the South Pacific

    Thank you Mariana’s Eye for hosting Grand Rounds this week, for including my post Simulation Suit To Feel the Pain of Osteoarthritis in this week's votes for the best medical posts of the week, and for reminding readers that The Fitness Fixer chan...

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  • ThankYou Apple Quack Grand Rounds 4.51

    Thank you to the blog AppleQuack for hosting Grand Rounds 4.51, and including my post Medical Dictation Software Fun.Click the post to find out what it has to do with sting rays. We still don't have a working refrigerator.On the web, Grand Rounds ...

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  • What Does Stretching Do?

    Stretching has been shown in some studies to prevent injuries or pain, or improve athletic performance. Based on this, gyms are filled with people stretching - often in tight, unhealthy ways that re-emphasize the rounded forward postures that caus...

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  • Fast Fitness - Sprouts Inside and Out

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - easy, good tasting, healthful food you can grow yourself in your kitchen. Sprouting seeds can be fun to do with children to teach them many things about food, responsibility, biology, and more. Mung beans are a good e...

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  • Breasts Causing Upper Back Pain is a Myth

    A news report in the MMD Newswire echoed a prevalent but luckily, false belief, that breasts cause back pain. The good news is that means you do not have to be forced into back pain, and there are things that you can try quickly to relieve it your...

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  • Spring Garden is Fitness Health Goodness as a Lifestyle

    United States First Lady Michelle Obama led the way to dig and sow a vegetable garden on the south lawn of the White House. Local primary school (elementary school) students helped, and are scheduled to continue sharing the work and knowledge and ...

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  • Not Old For Olympics, Update

    I updated the post Not Old For Olympics with links to the athletes' official Beijing web site competitor information pages. You can learn more about them and see their events and rankings.If you have others to add, let me know.

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  • Fast Fitness - Homemade Sports Food

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - for clean, healthy, fresh energy food for hiking, exercise, and sports, and October Vegetarian Month - Easy peanut butter in your own kitchen:Put fresh, raw peanuts, or other favorite like walnuts, in a bowl and crush...

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About the Author


M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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